The Church of England has developed a foundational Safeguarding Awareness Course for everyone.
By clicking on this link you can find the course on-line. It is intended for anyone at all who wants to understand more about safeguarding, why it is so important, and how to work towards a safer community. Whilst this is open to absolutely anyone, it is a requirement for those who need to undertake training for their role in the life of the Church.
Those who are taking C1 and C2 Safeguarding Training Courses will need to have completed the above (C0) before proceeding with their course.
The Bishop of Horsham has said ‘I am very pleased that we are able to make this course available to all-comers, whether they hold responsibility in the church or not. The more people understand the importance of safe practise throughout our life together, the safer we shall become.’